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How to Apply
Send a CV, brief cover letter describing your research experiences and ongoing
research interests (including specific interest in this lab), and contact
information for three references to Dr. Steve Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are invited for a Research Lab Specialist Associate position in
the laboratory of Dr. Steve Parker in the Departments of Computational
Medicine & Bioinformatics and Human Genetics at the University of Michigan
Medical School. The major goal of the lab is to generate mechanistic knowledge
about how disease susceptibility is encoded in the non-coding portion of the
genome (from GWAS), with a focus on diabetes and related traits. We
accomplish this through an interdisciplinary combination of molecular/cellular
and computational approaches. We generate multiple high-throughput functional
genomics data sets on the genome, epigenome, and transcriptome across species
and in disease-relevant tissues/cells at single-cell multi-omic resolution and
use computational approaches to integrate and analyze this data. The lab
culture is one of openness, scientific rigor, friendliness, and general good
humor. For more information, please see the Parker laboratory website:
Researchers from traditionally underrepresented groups are highly encouraged
to apply. We value diversity and inclusivity
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The applicant will help organize and lead research projects involving
molecular biology, genomics, and genetics, which involves critical evaluation
and presentation of scientific literature. In collaboration with senior
research faculty and personnel, participates as skilled individual contributor
and/or lead researcher on one or more research projects serving as expert in
specialized area. Responsible for administrative, financial, and planning
aspects of projects. Investigates, modifies and applies new procedures,
techniques or applications of technology, integrating new findings in field of
study. The position will focus heavily on human molecular genetic techniques
including cell culture, PCR, qPCR, gel electrophoresis, cloning, DNA and RNA
isolation, and library preparation for high-throughput sequencing. These
approaches will be applied to tissues and cells to profile molecular
signatures at the single cell level. The candidate will be responsible for
processing human tissue samples and cultured cell lines for these analyses.
The candidate will work both independently and in a team environment for the
collection of data and analysis of research results. In addition, the
candidate will be open to learning new cutting-edge methods and techniques as
research opportunities develop and directions change. The candidate will be
expected to perform basic laboratory maintenance and ordering as well as
maintaining compliance with University of Michigan safety and lab regulations.
B.S. in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or related field and 1-2+ years of
experience in a molecular biology lab setting with excellent cell culture and
qPCR skills. M.S. degree or higher and more experience is preferred. The
candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills, maintain
laboratory records, have the ability to work under deadlines with general
guidance, and to contribute to manuscripts, grants and presentations. English
language proficiency is required.
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